I'm doing quite well on Inferno, downed Diablo a couple of days ago, now mostly farming A3 and A4. I play mostly solo. (EU SC)
I think I'm doing very well defense wise, but I feel I could do something with my dps to boost my effectiveness. I'm currently playing 1h + shield with 1500 LoH and 800 resist all but my dps is only 20k (23k with Blazing Wrath).
I usually cruise through non elite mobs with ease and only having problem with elites that have nasty combos, such as arcane+waller or shielding+fire chains. Non-problem elite packs (these are packs without any of the following: arcane, shielding, desecrator, molten, fire chains) die within 30 seconds usually, but I still feel my dps is quite low, I'd love to reach around 50k at some point.
My plans for the near future:
1) buy both new rings (probably with x% ias and 30+ crit damage?) 2) buy a new chest piece with +resist all (on top of +poison resist)
3) upgrade belt and bracers with higher vitality pieces
4) ... ?
I'd very much appreciate if you could look at my gear and tell me if you see anything I could fix to boost up my dps, i.e. what stats to focus on now or what new pieces to look for. My budget is quite limited, so I can afford to spend around 2-3M per item max. Main weapon 10M max. Only gold, not willing to use RMAH.
If you're doing fine with Backlash on Mantra of Evasion you might aswell try out running Aura of Conviction with Overawe. I've been doing this a lot lately, with all the spirit from FoT I can pretty much keep it refreshed (as in keeping 48% dmg done instead of the 24%) all the time and (obviously) 48% more dmg is massive.
Aswell as it being awesome to combine with Blinding Flash. Run in, Flash + Mantra, Serenity so you can stick to the mob while your burst is up and then go out again. You might wanna give it a shot.
I've read about Conviction/Overawe before in Thaya's guide but always subconsciously discarded the information for some reason. So now I gave it a try and it works really well! Without any real spirit spender I have no trouble keeping the +48% dmg up almost all the time, so thanks a lot for the advice!
Now I wonder whether I should go for more +crit chance for Cyclone procs, or more +crit damage to crit harder or more +ias to hit faster. Probably some kind of a balance, but all these 3 stats on a ring for example makes it worth millions and it's kind of hard to come by, so I guess I should focus just on some of them. Such a shame my weapon doesn't have a socket